Bendigo trainer Kym Hann has a good opinion of impressive Kyneton maiden winner King Dick.
The three-year-old gelding stormed to an emphatic five-and-a-half length win over 1200m on Monday.
"I wasn't shocked that he won, I was probably more shocked with how he went at his first two starts,'' Hann said.
"His first start (at Kilmore) he went terrible and then his second start (at Bendigo) he got held up a bit, but ran home well.
"He is a very nice horse and I've always had a good opinion of him. It was pleasing to see him win like that."
From the outside barrier, jockey Harry Coffey took King Dick straight to the front and that was the last his rivals saw of him.
The son of Redente relished the soft track and surged clear to win by a space.
"The last thing I told Harry was for him not to lead,'' Hann admitted.
"When he did lead I was a bit shocked, but there was no pace on so he had no other option but to go forward after he jumped so well."
King Dick's ability to plough through the soft conditions opens up winter options for Hann.
"We'll let the dust settle before we make any decisions,'' Hann said.
"Clearly he likes wet tracks, so we might give him a short break and then aim at some city three-year-old races on wet tracks in the winter.
"We probably should take advantage while he's still a three-year-old. He's a nice horse on the way up."
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